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Articles Tagged with FELONY

What is an Indictment?  What is a True Bill in North Carolina? Can I be held in jail waiting for charges ?

The short answer is no. If there aren’t charges pending, you can’t be held – Bill Powers 

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  • Politely Advise Police You Wish to Say Nothing

NC Attempted Assault Charges and Penalties

Does North Carolina Have Attempted Assault?

Attempted Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury – New North Carolina Crime

The North Carolina Supreme Court recently held in State v. Floyd that attempted assault is a recognized crime in North Carolina. The court explained in their decision what the newly recognized law is and how it will work.

How Long Can a Case Be Continued for Lab Reports? How is Blood Evidence Proven in Court? How Long Does It Take to Get Blood Results?

Blood Testing in DWI cases takes time and involves a delicate balance of trial schedules, witness availability, and scientific testing protocols – Bill Powers 

What is Chain of Custody?

What Happens if a Family Member is in Jail?  What Can Parents Do?  How To Help Family with Criminal Charges

Lawyers can help answer questions, provide advice, and give direction – Bill Powers 

If Someone Calls and is in Jail, What Should I Do?

Hidden Consequences of a Criminal Record:  What Happens When Convicted of a Felony?  Is One Forever Branded a Criminal?

The etymology of the word “felon” is to some extent uncertain.  In Latin, fel is thought be associated with gall or poison.  Old French defines felon as an evil-doer, scoundrel, traitor, rebel, oath-breaker, and the Devil.

In early English law, a felony could be a crime punishable by death or mutilation and forfeiture of lands and goods.

What Does the Law Require?  What are Possible Consequences?  Talk to a Lawyer.  Statutory Rape and Sex Offenses in North Carolina

The consequences for violating Sex Offense Laws in North Carolina are extremely serious – Bill Powers

First-Degree Statutory Rape:

Blood Testing in Fatality CasesDeath by Vehicle Blood Testing in North Carolina involves a certain, although limited, amount of discretion by Law Enforcement.  There are circumstances where blood sampling may be in addition to standard breath-testing on the EC/IR II.

A combination of breath, blood and urine samples may be obtained in appropriate legal circumstances, even if duplicative in nature and would therefore be subject to administrative licensing consequences for failing to comply.

N.C.G.S. 20-141.1 offenses include:

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Can someone be charged with manslaughter for speeding?

While my child at least feigns general interest in my work as a criminal defense attorney, two recent stories seem to have struck a chord.  We have been actively discussing the Oklahoma Homecoming case and it’s complexities.

The most recent local case involves a young woman in Charlotte charged with a felony in the tragic loss of a friend.  Tonight at supper I was peppered with a host of questions:

Driving While Impaired cases are in-and-of-themselves complicated matters for presentation in court.

When coupled with the loss of another human life, the consequences and potential for punishment(s) necessitate a careful examination of the law, facts and procedural history of the on-scene investigation.

Modified Transcript of “Telling Truth To Lawyer” for Hearing Impaired:

In criminal cases, whether it’s a DUI or a misdemeanor, even a felony – heck, even traffic tickets – it’s not unusual to have a client later fess up when they’re talking to us in the office and say “I didn’t tell the truth to the officer.” Now, that’s not unusual. People get nervous. They don’t always answer the right way.

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